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Unleash Your Laziness To Get More Done

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Is “lazy” a four-letter word in your house? So many of us, especially in the United States, hate the idea of laziness or being unproductive. We fill every second of our (and our childrens’) days with to-dos, work, and judging — no, resenting — others for taking a more relaxed approach. Those relaxed people? Yeah, they know a secret you …

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For Best Results, Start Procrastinating Today

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It’s rare for someone in our busy-is-best culture to encourage procrastination, but there are times when the wait-and-see approach trumps all. The time has come to stop beating yourself up for procrastinating and start embracing these hidden benefits of non-action: Procrastination prevents you from making the wrong decision. If you don’t know what decision to make, it’s not time to …

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The Taboo of Vacation and Why You Should Take One

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It’s time for a vacay! Did I just make you break out in hives? You’re not alone. Taking leisure time off drives many people to any number of uncomfortable feelings — guilt, shame, fear, anxiety, disgust — most of which result in vacation procrastination. These feelings are not inevitable, mind you. They’re a condition of our “culture of capitalism.” That’s …

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Reasons You Procrastinate and The Secret Solution

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Procrastination is tough enough to overcome when you understand the why behind it. (Hello, painful root canal.) Imagine trying to overcome procrastination when it makes no logical sense. You want to commit to your girlfriend. You want to take that promotion. You want to pitch that game-changing idea. So, why haven’t you done it yet? (HINT: it’s not just a …

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Getting Therapy Down to a Fine Art

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Beautiful art is a lot like good therapy. Making art and being creative requires you to break and follow rules simultaneously, in balance. If you don’t let go enough, your work remains “inside the box.” If you let go too much, you create chaos. Picasso put it best when he said, “Learn the rules like a pro so you can …

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Face Your Daddy Issues: Part II

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You’ve identified your daddy issues, so now what? The road to mending your daddy issues — “re-wiring” yourself to act and react differently and/or improving your relationship — can be long and winding. If you have the ability and desire to improve the relationship with your dad, here are three situations that allow you to start the healing process: Do …

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Face Your Daddy Issues: Part I

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Whether you’re dealing with your own daddy issues or trying to raise a kid without them, you’re on a valiant mission. Kids with healthy father-child relationships often develop into high-functioning adults with successful intimate relationships AND careers. Those with unhealthy father-child relationships? Well, they tend to struggle. But how do you know if you’re dealing with daddy issues and/or creating …